Doctorate Studies in Physics
PhD in Physics
- Degree - Dr. rer. nat
- Qualification for an in-depth scientific work
- Duration - approx. 4 years
- Language - German or English
- Beginning - at any time
Excellent international research community
- supportive and trusted working atmosphere
- cooperation with national and international research institutions
- measuring times at the synchrotron BESSY II reserved for Freie Universität
- additional qualification at the DRS possible
- Degree as Master of Science or Diploma
- You have already found an open doctoral position in one of our research groups.
Doctoral Program in Physics - Creating fundamentals for future innovations
Around 130 doctoral students study and work at the Department of Physics. Every year, we award some 30 PhD degrees to physicists at Freie Universität Berlin.
If you are interested in a doctoral program, please contact the research groups of your interest directly.
PhD Program Structure
- 1 topic
- 1 supervisor
- 1 written doctoral thesis
- 1 disputation
Doctoral students are usually employed as scientific staff in the research group (AG) where they do a doctorate.
- The dissertation can be submitted as a monograph or cumulatively made up of at least four publications with the doctoral candidate as first author.
- The dissertation must be submitted in 8 printed copies and as a pdf file.
Obligatory parts of a thesis:
- Title page (draft)
- Summary in German and English (maximum one page)
- Declaration of authorship (draft)
The disputation allows the doctoral student to demonstrate their presentation skills and ability to engage in scientific discussions.
- 30 minutes of presentation
- 30 to 60 minutes of professional discussion with members of the PhD commission.
The disputation is open to the public: Interested persons can participate as listeners and ask questions about the research results.
Scheduled days for disputation
Mon 16:00 - 21:00 (lecture hall A)
Wed 16:00 - 21:00 (lecture hall A)
Thu 9:00 - 14:00 (Lecture hall B)